Locals attend hearings on gun bills in Concord

Locals attend hearings on gun bills in Concord

Gun Rights

CONCORD — A series of New Hampshire House bills that would limit gun possession in schools and close a loophole for sales at gun shows attracted more than 100 gun rights advocates to the State House Wednesday who demanded legislators reject all measures. Among them were several Carroll County residents. House Bill 109 would require background checks for commercial firearms sales for the non-federally licensed firearms sellers who come to gun shows. House Bill 564 would impose a seven-day waiting period rather than a four-day for purchase of handguns. The bills also would allow for the creation of gun-free zones at schools. 300×250 image ad Gun rights advocate Dr. Eugene Long of Eaton was there. And Tony Zore of Conway took the day off from work at local radio station Magic 104 and drove through the snow to tell legislators that bills to create gun-safe school zones would actually do the opposite. The bills, as proposed do “nothing to protect our schools and only gives the gunman the choices,” Zore said. The only thing that equalizes that threat “is something that can be deployed immediately to stop that attack, and that would be a firearm. “This is disarming the very people we want to carry,” Zore said. “This law defends the attackers and has the opposite of its intent.” But Nancy Brennan of Weare, a retired teacher, said she would never bring a gun into a school because of the potential of missing her target, even though she owns […]

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